Women's Almanac

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - Social Science - 380 pages
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^IWomen's Almanac 2002 ^Ris a first-stop reference source that combines news, issues, statistics, and a resource directory along with historical information and analysis from both the U.S. and international perspectives. No other resource offers this unique combination of information, complete with annotated list of Web sites, charts, statistics, and graphs. The ^IAlmanac ^Ris unique for its U.S. information, where women's history is profiled state by state. Acclaimed women's studies author Doris Weatherford, editor-in-chief and major contributor to the book, presents cutting-edge information about women in the United States and throughout the world.

^IWomen's Almanac 2002 ^Ris a first-stop reference source that combines news, issues, statistics, and a resource directory along with historical information and analysis from both the U.S. and international perspectives. No other resource offers this unique combination of information, complete with annotated list of Web sites, charts, statistics, and graphs. This ^IAlmanac ^Ris unique for its U.S. information, where women's history is profiled state by state. Acclaimed women's studies author Doris Weatherford, editor-in-chief and major contributor to the book, presents cutting-edge information about women in the United States and throughout the world.

^IWomen's Almanac 2002 ^Rpresents a thorough round-up of news about women for the past two years, both worldwide and from the United States, and presents a digest of more than 30 crucial issues facing women today, including abortion, AIDS, clinical trials, depression, education, female genital mutilation, human rights, pay equity, poverty, and many other subjects. Sections on statistics about conditions for women worldwide, as well as a statistical portrait of U.S. women, provide valuable information that is nowhere else available in one place. Users will find other useful information for further research and study in the substantive bibliography of books included, as well as in a comprehensive list of organizations and an annotated list of the best Web sites about women. Students from high school through university and anyone interested in women's issues will find ^IWomen's Almanac 2002 ^Ran important resource.

 

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Contents

NEWS World News
3
NEWS US News
9
NEWS Obituaries
23
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES Contemporary Issues
29
STATISTICAL INDICATORS CountrybyCountry Survey
59
STATISTICAL INDICATORS United States Statistical Portrait
131
PROFILES Notable Women of US History
145
PROFILES Notable Women of World History
179
HISTORY Womens History StatebyState
239
HISTORY Timeline Women in World History
307
RESOURCES Bibliography
341
RESOURCES Organizations
351
RESOURCES Web Sites
359
Calendar of Historical Anniversaries
363
Women in Government
365
Index
369

HISTORY Timeline Women in US History
209

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About the author (2002)

DORIS WEATHERFORD is Adjunct Professor at the University of South Florida. Her book ^IA History of the American Suffragist Movement was selected as a 1998 Honor Book by the Society of School Librarians International. Her other books include ^IMilestones: A Chronology of American Women's History

erican Women's History: An A-Z of People, Organizations, Issues and Events

reign and Female: Immigrant Women in America, 1840-1920

and ^IAmerican Women in World War II.

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